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Poster: light into ashes Date: Oct 12, 2010 8:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1973: The Dead on a downhill slide!

"Gone are the days" is from Brown-Eyed Women! And I agree the author was thinking of it...

We can laugh at his low opinion of the laid-back, watered-down honky-tonk '73-era Dead, but the article's just as interesting to me for his very high opinion of the 1970-era Dead. Obviously those long Fillmore East shows were still ringing in his ears years later!
There were actually quite a few early-era fans who got 'left behind' as the Dead moved into the '70s... I've quoted before one guy who as early as '71 thought they'd become a dull snooze without Mickey or Pigpen around! (I think Marty Weinberg felt the same way too...)

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Oct 12, 2010 9:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1973: The Dead on a downhill slide!

Ha! My bad. Duh. Also Crazy Fingers, but not in '73!